Interviewing a Russian Orthodox Priest

A Russian Orthodox priest named Father Andrew Louth graciously agreed to let me conduct an interview with him. Father Andrew is the main priest at a Russian Orthodox church in Durham, England. Earlier in his career, he also taught early Christian theology at Oxford University. I really enjoyed learning about Father Andrew’s life, interests, and…

A Beautiful Prayer

I discovered these lovely words for the year 2015. I like the fact that this prayer isn’t asking for a perfectly happy new year. Instead, it takes into account the realities of life. Some people have years that they would consider just about “perfect,” but most of us will have ups and down, and we…

Why Someone Called the Cops on Jesus

A woman called the police after she saw this unusual sculpture of Jesus. The statue, called Jesus the Homeless, lies on a park bench near St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, North Carolina. (I enjoyed reading the NPR article, which provides more details about it.) According to the church’s rector, Rev. David Buck, it has…